3 September 2021

Deputy Prosecutor General Desislava Pironeva participated in International Symposium on Excellence in the High Courts of Appeal in Ankara

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Deputy Prosecutor General at the Supreme Administrative Prosecutor’s Office Desislava Pironeva participated in the International Symposium on Excellence in the High Courts of Appeal. The event is part of the opening ceremony of the judicial year 2021-2022 and was held on 2 September, 2021 in Ankara, Republic of Turkey. The symposium was attended by representatives of supreme courts and heads of prosecutors' offices from 15 countries on 3 continents - Europe, Africa and Asia.

“Besides other things, the forum reports and presents the achievements and developments in the judicial system with the exchange of good practices between the participants, which will undoubtedly be extremely useful for future cooperation at the international level and progress for each country” said Desislava Pironeva participating in the event at the invitation of the President of the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Turkey Mehmet Akarca. At the symposium she told the participants about the principles of the judiciary in Bulgaria, the structure of the court and the prosecution.

During The International Symposium on Excellence in High Courts of Appeal was discussed the process of developing a framework for excellence in High Courts of Appeal in the world’s judicial systems. Among the topics prosecutors and judges discussed were ethical values, transparency in the judicial system, ensuring the unity, consistency and circulation of case law, judicial infrastructure - procedures and processes, and access to justice and public trust in the judiciary.

After the symposium, the Deputy Prosecutor General Desislava Pironeva met with the President of the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Turkey Mehmet Akarca and the Prosecutor General of Turkey Bekir Shahin. They discussed the successful co-operation between the judicial authorities of the two countries.